A DUI case is a two part legal proceeding. First, there is the criminal case against you for DUI and second there is an administrative portion regarding loss of your driving privileges. When a person is arrested and charged with DUI, there is an automatic suspension of the right to drive. But, take heart! You can request a review of this decision by asking for an administrative hearing and in many cases be granted at least a limited right to get back behind the wheel. In order to do this though, you must act fast as there is a short timeline after the DUI arrest within which an administrative review hearing can be requested. If you miss your opportunity, you will not be provided another chance to ask for a modified license. A knowledgeable DUI attorney can help by immediately asking for an administrative review, so call now to talk with an attorney for assistance. Taking this course of action is even more important if this is your 2nd DUI case.
As soon as you are able to bond out of jail, call for help. Your first call should be to an experienced DUI attorney, who will make the request for a review of your loss of driver’s license. Once the request for review has been made, the following three rules come into play as far as whether you will be granted a hardship license to drive:
- You must complete DUI school and/or a treatment program if you are referred to these things.
- You must remain under the supervision of the Special Supervision Services Program the entire time your license is under revocation.
- The Special Supervision Services personnel must make a favorable recommendation on your behalf, and in regard to your request for a hardship license.
It can be hard to meet all three of the above criteria, but not impossible. We can help by putting together a defense to the charges and a plea to the administrative body that oversees license revocations. Call us today to find out what type of strategy will work best for the facts of your case, and find out what you can expect during the pendency of your case.
If you have questions about subsequent DUI cases and the right to drive, call our office for answers. Call an experienced criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast. Your first visit is a free initial consultation.